The Verkhovna Rada adopted as a whole the law No. 2280 "About amnesty", submitted for consideration of parliament by the President Victor Yushchenko. 393 deputies voted for the relevant decision from 447 present at a hall.
The law determines legal grounds of release by amnesty of persons from criminal responsibility and serving of criminal punishment, the mechanism of interaction is criminal - executive service with public authorities and local governments.
This law provides to declare amnesty and to extend its action first of all to those categories condemned which are most unprotected and vulnerable socially: on minors and women, and also men who have children aged till 16 years or to children - disabled people, to disabled people of the first, second and third groups sick with tuberculosis, oncological diseases and so forth.
As a result of amnesty application according to provisions of this law from places of deprivation and restriction of freedom it is provided to release more than 3 thousand persons.